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  • Illustration by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

    DELAY: Free of a burden and ready to engage

    After eight long years, I was finally acquitted last month for lack of evidence of the campaign-finance charges against me in Texas. These trying times have changed me as man, while solidifying my views that our country needs a constitutional revival to return us to our conservative values.

  • EDITORIAL: An abuse righted

    Retired congressmen usually have it made. They either return home for a quiet life of leisure or head to K Street for a lucrative lobbying career. Former majority leaders have their pick of seven-figure opportunities. But not always. Tom DeLay, the former Texas congressman famous for his unbending conservative ways, has spent the past decade with neither a job nor a day's rest, fighting for his very freedom. The nightmare ended Thursday.

  • Former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay talks to reporters as he leaves a lunch meeting on Capitol Hill, Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013, in Washington. A Texas appeals court tossed the criminal conviction of DeLay on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013, saying there was insufficient evidence for a jury in 2010 to have found him guilty of illegally funneling money to Republican candidates. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

    PRUDEN: Happy to be the doorkeeper

    The man they called "the Hammer," who used Democrats as anvils, got a little satisfaction Thursday. An appeals court in Texas reversed the money-laundering conviction of Tom DeLay and told him to go and sin no more.

  • Former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, right, and his attorney, Dick DeGuerin, left, answer questions from members of the media as they arrive at the Travis County courthouse in Austin, Texas on Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2010 for jury selection in his corruption trial. The 63-year-old Mr. DeLay is charged with money laundering and conspiracy to commit money laundering. (AP Photo/Jack Plunkett)

    BOSSIE: The lynching of Tom DeLay

    Around Washington, Rep. Tom DeLay was known as "the Hammer." It's a title he earned for his effective

  • Former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay speaks to media during a break at his pre-trial hearing at the Blackwell-Thurman Criminal Justice Center in Austin, Texas, Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2010. Mr. DeLay will get his long-awaited trial on a money laundering indictment ahead of two co-defendants, who now face lesser charges, a judge said Tuesday. (AP Photo/Austin American-Statesman, Ricardo B. Brazziell)

    DeLay asks that trial be moved from liberal Austin

    Former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay is getting the trial he's been seeking for five years that he says will clear him of allegations that he illegally funneled campaign money. Now he wants the case moved out of liberal Austin.

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